Pose Method creator Dr. Nicholas Romanov sits down with Sevan Matossian to discuss how he made his influential discovery.
When he was deciding upon his career, Romanov says he was driven toward science.
“Science is really what I want to do,” he says, explaining how his research in exercise physiology and sport biomechanics came together when he started teaching.
However, Romanov says he became dissatisfied with teaching when he found that textbooks couldn’t prepare coaches adequately. To figure out a different way of teaching, he looked at martial arts and dance and tried to figure out how their coaches were successful.
“An answer came in one single day,” Romanov says.
His epiphany was the Pose Method. Dr. Romanov found that any movement from any sport could be broken down into different positions or poses. For the first time, this allowed a frame-by-frame method of analysis and the identification of key poses to create the backbone for the movement.
“Any movement is just a series of poses,” Romanov says.
Additional video: A Violent Agreement: Part 1, by Greg Glassman, Louie Simmons and Dr. Nicholas Romanov, originally aired March 22, 2010.